London Heathrow Airport at 2016: About 76 million passengers
For the second year in a row, London Heathrow Airport has been named the "Best Airport in Western Europe"!
London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL) published the figures on 2016. Passenger traffic increased by 1%, at close range 76 millions of travelers served. Freight traffic increased by 3%, being registered over 1.5 million tons of cargo. The reports are made at 2015!
London Heathrow Airport at 2016
In December, 2016 set a new record for London Heathrow Airport. About 6.2 million passengers passed through the London airport, increasing by 4.4% compared to the same period in 2015. And the cargo area registered a significant increase of 5.1% compared to the same period of the previous year. About 134 000 tons of cargo were processed.
In connection with aircraft movements (landings and take-offs), Heathrow Airport reports 473 231 for the whole year 2016, up 0.2% from 2015. This means that airline operators have chosen to fly with larger aircraft, which has led to an increase in transport capacity, but on the same number of slots available.
According to figures provided by London Heathrow Airport, approximately 40% of the long-haul air traffic was operated by modern Airbus A350 XWB, A380 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft. According to information provided by Airbus, approximately 10% of passenger traffic from London Heathrow Airport was transported by aircraft of the type Airbus A380 (super jumbo).
Airbus A380 is ubiquitous at Heathrow. List of airlines flying with A380 from / to Heathrow: British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways. These aircraft fly to 14 destinations in London, including to Los Angeles, Singapore and Dubai.
Currently, there are over 200 Airbus A380 aircraft in commercial service, which means that somewhere in the world a Super Jumbo takes off / lands every 2.5 minutes.
For the second year in a row, London Heathrow has been designated "The best airport in Western Europe" in the Skytrax Global Airport Awards. London Heathrow Airport had a positive year, and it was also a year anniversary. The main airport in London is 70 years old. Nor could a more beautiful gift.